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Cambridge, MA, United States, 2011/09/22 - Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract from AFRL for the Networking Independent Basic Layered-Sensing Exploitation Research (NIBLER) program - CRA.com.
Charles River Analytics announces a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RY) for the Networking Independent Basic Layered-Sensing Exploitation Research (NIBLER) program. NIBLER aims to procure state-of-the-art technology to address a variety of sensor processing challenges in layered sensing environments.
For its role in the program, Charles River is developing a software system, Remote Anthropometrics for Pedestrian Tracking and Re-acquisition (RAPTR),“intended to provide a novel set of soft biometrics to enable long-term/wide-area tracking of pedestrians, a highly sought-after capability in the ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance] community,” explained Camille Monnier, Senior Scientist at Charles River. “These biometrics include a variety of signatures, such as gait analysis and anthropometric parameters— like body shape, gender, age—as well as general appearance data—like clothing color/texture— for shorter-term tracking.” With RAPTR, Charles River aims to provide a key enabling technology for tracking/recognizing pedestrians across cameras with arbitrary, non-overlapping fields of view.
To learn more about RAPTR or other projects at Charles River, visit the website.
About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics (CRA.com) has been delivering intelligent systems that transform our customers' data into mission-relevant tools and solutions to support critical assessment and decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD and the Intelligence Community, addressing a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains including: sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, and cyber analytics. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector.
This material is based upon work supported by The United States Air Force under Contract No. FA8650-11-C1177. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The United States Air Force.